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Shawshank Redemption

Did you see Shawshank Redemption over Christmas? And did you know that it featured the duet from The Marriage of Figaro? Click here to listen. Red says he doesn’t want to know what they are singing about, as it is just so beautiful, or some such sentiment.

If you know any 26-year-olds or under, and have tried to get them to the opera, but have failed, might this just be the hook needed?

In fact opera features in all of the following films as well – Apocalypse Now, Sex and the City, The King’s Speech, A Night at the Opera, A Room with a View, The Fifth Element, The Witches of Eastwick, Driving Miss Daisy, Pretty Woman as well as of course the World Cup in 1990!


Clonter is offering FREE TICKETS to any 26-year-olds or under to the Opera Prize on Saturday 4th February. Full event details can be found here.

The first person who can name what pieces of opera were in each of these films wins two free tickets, whatever age you are.

We look forward to seeing you soon.